Jefferson County Offering Digital Behavioral Health
Jefferson County is offering the online myStrength program for free to its residents. The program provides digital behavioral health solutions to empower individuals with engaging, clinically-proven resources.
There is also now a newly-released module specifically to help individuals with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to access the myStrengh website.
Click here to sign-up.
Enter "JeffersonCounty" as the access code
The module addresses issues such as depression, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and more. Please utilize this FREE tool to help take care of your mental health needs!
Text HOPELINE to 741741 - from anywhere, anytime, about any challenge or struggle. Help and hope is just a text away.
CDC: Preventing Spread
Financial ReliefThis $349 billion lending program would be modeled after the Small Business Administration (SBA) existing 7(a) loan program, but would have a 100% federal government loan guarantee (as opposed to 75% currently). The loan eligibility criteria is as follows:• Must be a small business as defined by the SBA (typically less than 500 employees, but various by business sector)• Businesses in the Accommodation and Food Services Sector (NAICS Code 72) are eligible with up to 500 employees at each location.• Non-profits with a 501 (c)(3) with fewer than 500 employees are eligible.• Sole proprietors, the self-employed, and independent contractors are also eligible.The requirement that a borrower cannot find credit elsewhere is waived, and all lenders can provide loans. Not personal guarantee or collateral is required. Lender would defer fees, principal and interest for at least 6 months, and up to 1 year.
Kiva is an international nonprofit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. Kiva lenders have shown their commitment to providing financial assistance to all by making 0% interest loans to entrepreneurs in the U.S. on Kiva.org for the last 10 years. In today’s difficult circumstances, we’d like to make it as easy and impactful as possible for small businesses in the U.S. to have access to affordable capital on the Kiva platform—capital that may be the difference between shutting down and keeping their doors open.
Local Financial Institution UpdatesBadger Bank (920) 563-2478A full list of resources is available here: https://www.badgerbank.bank/notice-details.htmlFort Community Credit Union – FCCU (920) 563-7305A full list of resources is available here: https://www.fortcommunity.com/notice-details.htmlJohnson Financial Group 920.568.5660Visit their website here: https://www.johnsonfinancialgroup.com/covid-19-coronavirus/PremierBank (920) 563-6616Visit their website here: https://www.bankwithpremier.com/
Direct Contacts at Local Financial InstitutionsBusiness & Tax Systems: Taylor Smithyman- Phone: 920-563-8089- Email: email@example.comFCCU: Joni Lundin- Phone: 920-563-7305- Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgJohnson Financial Group: Robert Cassiday- Phone: 920.568.5650- Email: email@example.comSBDC at UW-Whitewater: Kevin Kaufman- Phone: 262-472-1689- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Atkinson Food Pantry
Feed Your Soul - First United Methodist Church
Feed Your Soul meals will be available for TAKEOUT ONLY on Thursday afternoons, starting March 26.
You must call to schedule your pick up time -- this will help manage the flow of traffic and keep the social distance that is necessary!
Call Jen at (920) 650-8288.
What you need to know:
• Meals will be entrée only
• Meals will be available on Thursday afternoons – by appointment only.
• People wanting a meal should call Jen at (920) 650-8288 to schedule pick up.
• Meals will be brought out to cars, they will not have anyone coming inside to pick up.
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Jefferson County
Jefferson County Human Services Foodshare Program
How to apply for unemployment in Wisconsin if you get laid off because of the coronavirus - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information - Frequently Asked Questions - Department of Workforce Development
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - U.S. Dept of Labor Wage and Hour Division
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - Department of Workforce Development
PUA is a federal benefit available to workers who are unable to work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and do not qualify for Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI). This includes:
- Independent contractors
- Self-employed workers
- Non-profit employees
- Part-time workers who do not have enough work history to be eligible for a claim
Ways to Help
- Fort Community Foundation - Click here to visit website.
A fund to support non-profits who had to spend money in an extraordinary fashion to support our community during this crisis. by the Community Foundation, up to $50,000.
- United Way - Click here to visit website.
A fund to assist families with rent, utilities, and food costs
- Randy Schopen Foundation - Click here to donate.
- Donate non-perishables to the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry - Click here to visit website.
715 Jones Avenue (adjacent to Jones Market)
Open Mondays and Thursdays for donations from 9:00am – 11:00am.
RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund - Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation
Business Disruption Plan
Stage 1: Have a Plan
Create a Business Continuity Plan.
Ensure sick employees stay home.
Prepare staff to work from home.
Increase social distancing in the workplace.
Offer flexible leave policies.
Keep a well-stocked supply of tissues, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes. Place them in easy to access spots.
Work with your cleaning staff to make sure workspaces are cleaned and disinfected frequently and correctly.
Stage 2: Share Best Practices
Stage 3: COVID Suspected, In, or Near the Workplace
Sick Employee, Not-Positive-COVID-19
Employee Sick at Work
Well-Employee But Positive-COVID-19 Family Member
Employee Returned from a COVID-19-spreading area
Stage 4: Outbreak Response
ALWAYS: Plan for Business Disruption
According to Jefferson County Human Services, individuals can call the number below to be connected with resources for the Foodshare program, energy assistance and more.
United Way - Utilize the 2-1-1 Service!
United Way’s 211 information and referral service is preparing for increased call volume due to the pandemic. If you are in need of services, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to be connected to someone who can help. In anticipation of increased call volume, you can also access resources by clicking here to visit the 211 website.